Average Mid-Career Java Developer Salary

$83,729
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,000
Bonus
$3,000
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Java Developer is $83,729.
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$64k
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$84k
90%
$110k
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$64k - $110k
Bonus
$302 - $11k
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$493 - $9k
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What Do Java Developers Do?

Java Developer Tasks
  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
The top respondents for the job title Java Developer are from the companies Verizon Communications, Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) and Tata Consultancy Services Limited. Reported salaries are highest at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) where the average pay is $94,832. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Verizon Communications, Inc. and TCS America, earning around $90,000 and $82,250, respectively. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp pays the lowest at around $61,810. Cognizant and Tata Consultancy Services Limited also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $72,414 and $74,865, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Java Developers?

Skills in Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include JavaScript, SQL, Spring and Java/J2EE.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Java Developers?

An entry-level Java Developer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $60,276 based on 252 salaries. An early career Java Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,577 based on 1,154 salaries. An experienced Java Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,356 based on 277 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $101,067.
Employees with Java Developer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 18.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (11.1% more) and Columbus, Ohio (0.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (5.2% less), Atlanta, Georgia (4.6% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (0.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,735 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.5%
Early Career
66.5%
Experienced
16.0%
Late Career
3.0%